Course: Theory and practice of creative writing in the context of Czech literary history since 19th to 21st century.

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Course title Theory and practice of creative writing in the context of Czech literary history since 19th to 21st century.
Course code KLKS/TPLIK
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Říha Ivo, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Studený Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. a) Czech literature of the 1st half of the 19th century b) Mácha variations in creative writing 2. a) Czech literature of the 2nd half of the 19th century b) Urban inspirations in creative writing 3. a) Czech literature of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries + avantgarde tendencies in Czech interwar poetry b) Essays and polemics in creative writitng 4. a) Czech interwar prose b) Narrative perspective, points of view and focalization in creative writing 5. a) Selected chapters from Czech poetry since the forties of the 20th century to present b) Authenticity and authentification in creative writing 6 a) Selected chapters from Czech prose since the forties of the 20th century to present b) Stream of consiousness and flow of speech in creative writing

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, Work with text (with textbook, with book), Stimulating activities (simulation, games, drama), Řízená praxe
Learning outcomes
The course is taught in English and it´s primarily intended for foreign students! The subject will combine lectures with workshop teaching form. The basis of the course will comprise a survey of selected chapters from Czech literature over the last two centuries (lectures by dr. Říha). These will form the background for continual gaining some deeper insights into the discussed genrese, topics, themes and styles, as reflected through the methods of creative writing (workshops by Jiří Studený). More information soon.
Student will get an overview of the fundamental periods of Czech literature history of the last two centuries. Theis literary insight wil be completed with a series of creative writing excercises.
Prerequisites
Very good English fluency at the appropriate Erasmus level; authentic interest in literature, creativity and personal development.

Assessment methods and criteria
Home assignment evaluation, Student performance assessment

Continuous reading of the texts (in English). Essay dealing wirh chosen topic (in English). Individual writing excercises (in mother tongue).
Recommended literature
  • DONOVAN, Malissa. 101 Creative Writing Exercises. Swan Hatch, 2012.
  • LA PLANTE, Alice. The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Creative Writing. San Francisco, 2010.
  • NOVÁK, Arne. Czech Literature. Michigan, 1986.
  • PYNSENT, Robert B. Questions of Identity. Czech and Slovak Ideas of Nationality and Personality.. London, 1994.
  • STARKEY, David. Creative Writing: An Introduction to Poetry and Fiction. Bedford, 2012.
  • STARKEY, David. Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief. Bedford, 2016.


Study plans that include the course
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